In vitro production of bovine embryos including in vitro oocyte maturation, in vitro fertilization, and in vitro culture of resulting embryos;
Embryo and semen cryopreservation and vitrification;
Micromanipulation of oocytes and embryos, including ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection);
Basic maintenance of an assisted reproduction laboratory and all associated equipment.
Students will be expected to complete a project in place of a comprehensive exam, which may be in the context of an off-campus internship or research within the laboratory of a faculty member. The curriculum prepares students for careers in applied reproduction, especially careers in human or bovine embryology, as well as further education in professional or graduate school.